Let’s Back up a Minute
By Lee Johns, VP Product Management - When it comes to storage there is debatably no more important an issue than backup and recovery. Storage vendors go to great lengths to protect the customer’s data. Dual controllers, redundant components, parity based data protection (RAID), mirroring, replication, snapshots, and clones are all methodologies used to help customers insure that there data is protected from failure. With all of that technology protecting the data you might wonder why do you need backups.
The truth is that your data is too valuable not to have a backup. No matter how proactive the storage array is in deploying data protection technologies there are always things that can go wrong. Power loss, natural disaster, malicious data destruction and data corruption come to mind.
In 2011 Google lost the mailboxes of about 150,000 Gmail users. Despite having 3 copies of the data, there was corruption of them all. The link below describes the resolution of the issue.
As a professional organization that understands the value of the data Google had tape backups. Customers were without their data for a while but it was ultimately retrieved.
At Starboard Storage we build in multiple data protection mechanisms for your data into our AC72 Storage Systems but you need to backup your data and we are therefore thankful for our partnership with Acronis.
Starboard Storage is focused on consolidation of mixed workloads and so is Acronis. They will backup your entire environment and with their vmProtect 7 product they not only enable you to quickly backup VMs but they will provide a complete disaster recovery plan with each backup.
If you would like to learn more about how Starboard Storage and Acronis can help you with you storage, backup and disaster recovery needs please register for our joint seminar.
Your data is too important not to have a plan.